Festival

Big Screen Competition

A diverse competition bridging the gap between popular, classic and art house cinema. An expert audience jury picks the winner.

The VPRO Big Screen Award is the result of years of collaboration between IFFR and VPRO. The films selected for the Big Screen Competition are presented to an audience jury composed of five film lovers. Together they determine which film they think deserves to be shown in film houses across the Netherlands and broadcast on television on NPO2 after the festival. The winner of the VPRO Big Screen Award wins a cash prize of €30,000, half of which goes to the distributor who decides to buy the film.

Check out the Big Screen Competition 2021 selection

Winners per edition

2020
A Perfectly Normal Family by Malou Reymann

2019
Transnistra
 by Anna Eborn

2018
Nina by Olga Chajdas

2017
Pop Aye
 by Kirsten Tan

2016
Les ogres
by Léa Fehner

2015 
Second Coming
 by Debbie Tucker Green 

2014
Another Year
 by Oxana Bychkova

2013
Bellas mariposas
 by Salvatore Mereu